XXXTentacion was an American rapper who first got his start through SoundCloud, where he earned millions of listens per song he produced.
He eventually found mainstream fame when his album “?” hit No. 1 on Billboard 200 this March.
News reports stated earlier today that XXXTentacion was murdered during a drive-by shooting in Florida. Videos of his body was uploaded by various witnesses.
He was awaiting trial at the time for his domestic violence charges, where he horrifically beat, strangled, and threatened his pregnant girlfriend multiple times. He was also facing charges for false imprisonment and witness tampering.
XXXTentacion was also alleged to be homophobic and to mistreat his fans.
After learning about his death, controversial tweets arose where K-Pop fans used memes of their biases to joke about his death.
K-Pop fans used GIFs and images of K-Pop idols with guns to tweet about the incident.
They specifically used their biases names and images to make light of XXXTentacion’s death.
The tweets were heavily criticized for being “disrespectful” towards XXXTentacion’s death, no matter how controversial the rapper may have been.
the fact that people are even making jokes about xxxtentacion getting shot and possibly being dead shows the darkness within themselves they need to get sorted out. that's dark and twisted af. wtf.
— backpackblu (@abstractblu) June 18, 2018
k-pop fans will celebrate xxxtentacion’s death but can’t take the slightest criticism about their faves, smh.. this is why y’all so unliked.
— IQRA 🌙 (@iqramahm) June 18, 2018
The controversial tweets put K-Pop fans in a bad light as a whole.
The XXXTentacion shit has shown us two things:
-many people are fucked in the head and are extremely disrespectful
-a lot of k-pop fans with their "stan" bullshit are starting to show that they are one of the most cancerous groups out there right now.
— ANGERY-MORGAN (@Avalon_Alucard) June 18, 2018
Seeing all these K-pop fans joking about #XXXTentacion ‘s death actually makes me sick.
— Tea ~ Smash bros ultimate hype (@TogamisTea) June 18, 2018
Other K-Pop fans also found the tweets disrespectful, criticizing those who made light of XXXTentacion’s death.
As a K-pop stan. as an army. as a fan of xxxtentacion. I'm so disappointed with all the K-pop stans making fcking disgusting jokes about xxxtentacion's death stop with all that "maybe if xxxtentacion did this" is so fckin disrespectful
— Kim baby (@_locachinaa) June 19, 2018
i apologise for the numerous K-Pop fans that are making fun of XXXTentacion’s death. They should feel ashamed of themselves.
— Zach (@ZachBot_4000) June 19, 2018
I will block anyone who will make fun of XXXtentacion or will bring K-pop groups in that.
— 노린 (@Novajams6) June 18, 2018